Category: Opinion

Dragon Smirk

To the Editor, I just got home from the San Benito City Commission meeting that went on tonight (2-1-11), and let me tell you I was very upset as to the way our mayor responded in regards to the logos on the water tower on Williams Road. Right away his comments and smirking laughter on …

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The Silent Treatment

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com A relationship has been severed, and I don’t know how to mend it. Yet while it would appear that the ties that previously bound us have been broken, I still feel like we have something special. I don’t know … call me a hopeless romantic. Of course I’m talking …

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Going to the Dogs

To the Editor, The times I have used the Heaven Trail Park I have enjoyed the walks and jogging, I do. I think it’s a good venue for the people who want to exercise. The community needs it. But lately the experience has not been good. There is too much dog feces at too many …

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The NBA Trifecta

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS I have been fortunate now to cover three major events regarding the National Basketball Association and each will carry memories that will last for the rest of my life. From my first taste at the NBA Draft in Toronto back in 1995 to a season opener …

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An Ode to Mr. Greyhound

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com I received a phone call about a few weeks ago from a woman who requested a photo of Allen Doan, or Mr. Greyhound for those who remember our September 2009 article featuring the San Benito super fan. But before she was able to explain why she needed the picture, …

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Food For Thought

To the Editor, An important agenda item is scheduled for the City Commission’s Jan. 18 meeting – specifically, the consideration and possible action to select a city attorney. My only interest in submitting this letter is to provide some “food for thought” in this endeavor to the citizens of San Benito. Given the fact that, …

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Preserving Jobs vs. Educating Children

To the Editor, The superintendent finally admitted one of his priorities is “preserving jobs.” He intends to keep adults and education professionals employed in this district. The hard truth is that’s not his job. His job is to educate our children. If he has to fire lazy employees and lousy teachers and counselors … so …

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Dine In San Benito

To the Editor, San Benito’s unique dining venues include some shopping and dining restaurants such as Heartfelt Gifts located on Sam Houston Boulevard. Right next to the city library, this cafe is filled with antiques and knick knacks for those wanting unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. The menu is light dining and during the winter you …

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A Grave Ordeal Goes National

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com It’s not every day when San Benito is mentioned in the New York Times, but it happened last month when the family of the late Marcos Guerra was featured in the national edition of the Gray Lady, detailing their ordeal in bookish fashion. In 2007, the News covered their …

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48 And Counting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Special to the NEWS My father warned me that once I graduated high school that time would fly so fast that I wouldn’t believe it. As is the case for most words of wisdom bestowed upon me by him, was he ever right. This week I celebrated my 48th year, …

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